The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
After 45 years of dedicated service to the Department of Political Science Tom Flanagan has retired from the University of Calgary. At his request Tom received a somewhat unusual gift to mark the occasion: a rubbing of a University of Calgary manhole cover. Thanks to our head, Brenda O'Neill, and Brian Rusted, head of the Department of Art, for lending their artistic talents to the creation of Tom's lasting memory of the University of Calgary.
Congratulations to Sarah Jordaan for receiving the Canadian Green Fuel Award for Most Distinguished Technical Paper entitled, "Regional Water Implications of Reducing Oil Imports with Liquid Transportation Fuel Alternatives in the United States".
Elsa is interning at the Constitution Unit in the School of Public Policy / Political Science Department at the University College London. This is a leading British department. The Constitution Unit researches UK and comparative constitutional development as well as judicial appointments and independence in Britain.
Elsa is a member of the parliament team (headed by Dr. Meg Russell). Members of this team helped draft the UK Cabinet Manual in 2010-2011, based in part on the New Zealand Cabinet Manual. Elsa’s research on the New Zealand Manual for her MA at the University of Calgary led her to the Constitution Unit.
The parliament team is currently engaged in the most extensive investigation of British parliamentary operations since the 1970s. Elsa is constructing a database that will allow for content analysis of British Hansard (record of parliamentary proceedings) in order to probe the influence of select committees on MPs and Peers. This entails creating a codebook and collecting and coding relevant sections of Hansard.
Congratulations to Elsa on being selected for this internship!
IN THE NEWS
Robert Huebert / December 10, 2013
Robert Huebert / December 9, 2013
Don Ray / December 6, 2013
Don Ray / December 6, 2013
Robert Huebert / December 5, 2013
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Antonio Franceschet, "Kantian Theory, Nuclear Weapons, and Coercive Anti-Proliferation," Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 1, 2 (2013):139-155.
Terry Terriff, "'Deja Vu All Over Again'? NATO's Military Transformation Since 9/11", in Ellen Hallams, Luca Ratti, and Benjamin Zyla, eds, NATO since 9/11: The Transformation of the Atlantic Alliance (London and New York: Routledge, 2013) pp. 91-117.
Pablo Policzer, "Comparative Politics of Chile and Uruguay," with David Altman, in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Rick Valelly (Oxford University Press, October 2013).
Pablo Policzer and Antonio Franceschet, Democratizing Constitutions: The Promotion of International Democracy after the 2009 Honduran Coup, Global Policy Journal, November 2013.
Brenda O'Neill, What is Academic Freedom?, blog post for IPACIMPACT, Edmonton Region. October 30, 2013.